Back Mountain Memorial Library


A member of the Luzerne County Library System

96 Huntsville Road

Dallas, PA 18612

HOURS: Mon  -  Thurs:           9:30am - 8:30pm

              Friday:                      9:30am - 5:30pm

              Saturday:                  9:30am - 4:30pm
PH:  570-675-1182             FAX:  570-674-5863

Enrollment for Dolly Parton’s

Imagination Library

The event hosted at the library may be over, but you can still enroll your child in the United Way of Wyoming Valley’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library!
Please see the Children's Room page for more information on how to enroll your child in this enriching program!
Slow Cooker Tips and Recipes
Saturday, February 28th
10:30am ~ 11:30am
Gail Ide, certified food and wellness instructor from Penn State, will provide tips, recipes, and food saftey instruction for slow cookers!
Call the library to register. Space is limited.
Expressing Your Personality in the Garden
Saturday, March 7th ~ 11:00am


Your garden is an expression of yourself. Jean Kolojejchick and Roseann Nardone, Luzerne County Master Gardeners, Penn State Extension, since 2005, and members of the Back Mountain Bloomers Club will detail how to add plants, structures, and accessories to your garden that reflect your personality.
Drum Circle with Thomas Odeerheart
Tuesday, March 24th
6:30pm ~ 8:30pm


Drum Circles bring together groups of people that share in the experience of learning to drum. Sign up for this fun, informative event and learn about drums from all over the world and the sounds they make. The Drum Circle allows participants to experience the tradition and power of the energy of the drum.
No musical ability is needed. Call the library to register.
Nature Writing Workshop Series
April 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th
7:00pm ~ 9:00pm
The library will be hosting a series of workshops on nature journaling, and using nature as a setting of character in writing. Presenter John Stager III holds a Master's Degree in Creative Writing from Wilkes University, and is currently working on completing his MFA.

Open to all ages, High School and up. Space is limited, call or come in to the library to register.

Memoir Writing Workshop
April 18th, and May 2nd, 16th, and 30th
12:00pm ~ 2:00pm


Throughout this workshop, presenter Bill Schneider, a graduate of the M.F.A. creative writing program at Wilkes University, will help you learn techniques for focusing and crafting your life stories.
Space is limited. Call or come in to the library to register.
Yoga Class
 Mondays Sessions:
6:30pm - 7:30pm
  Certified Instructor: Doreen Rakowski
The library will be hosting a Yoga Class geared for beginners, but which will also present a challenge for those with experience. Different styles of yoga will be incorporated throughout the class.
A $10.00 per session fee is due at time of registration.
Gift certificates for 6 sessions are available at the library!
Students are asked to commit to each Monday Session.
Registration is open. Class size is limited.
2015 Winter/Spring Story Time
 Registration begins today! Tuesday, February 17th.
Call the library after 9:30am to register.
Story Times will begin the week of
March 1st and end the week of April 12th (7 weeks.) 
Please see the Children's Room Page for more information.
Scrapbooking Sessions
First Sunday of each month.
2:00pm ~ 5:00pm
$5.00 per session.
Patrons are invited to attend this fun social group! Work on your scrapbooks, albums, or any photo framing project with like-minded Scrappers while sharing fun, coffee, and suprise goodies. Scrappers are welcome to swap supplies and ideas, however, no formal classes will be given.
The first session is Sunday, February 1st. Space is limited to 6 individuals, come in to the library to register. Scrappers do not have to register for all sessions.
The Back Mountain Memorial Library is selling 2015 Graduate Commemorative bracelets for Dallas and Lake Lehman High Schools, and 2015 Graduate Commemorative beads for Dallas High School!
The bracelets are made of quality leather cord, with one sterling silver commemorative bead etched with the high school name and the year 2015.
Bracelets will be sold for $45.00, beads for $35.00. Quantities are limited!
Downloadable eBooks Are Available!
You will need a library card for Luzerne County. 
Here’s what you need to get started:
1) Click on the “eBooks Are Here!” link, shown.
2) You will be taken to the “Magic Wall.” The Magic Wall shows dozens of featured titles available for downloading. Choose a free app for your eReader: axisReader or Blio. You can also download an app from the "App Zone" on the "Magic Wall."
3) Once you have your library card, you can set up a "Magic Wall" account by clicking on "Login," then on "My Account."
4) Choose a tab above the Magic Wall or from the menu to the left to browse the collection.
5) Click on a book cover to get a synopsis or reader reviews.
6) You can begin downloading your choice immediately by clicking on Checkout Now, or Add to Checkout List and keep browsing.
You can also put a book on hold by clicking Add to Wish List.
Click on the Friends of the Library's page
for the current Newsletter!

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